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Causes & motivations of hate crime

Tuesday 16 August 2016
New publications

The Equality and Human Rights Comission publish a research report on the causes and motivations of hate crime.

Report on hate crime in Great Britain, what causes it and what we know about who commits it.

The report looks at the causes and motivations of hate crime based on the five protected characteristics covered by current hate crime law:

  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • race
  • religion
  • sexual orientation

The report gives an overview of hate crime evidence to inform criminal justice agencies in their approach, with thoughts from the law, policy and social science.


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